What a night! As a founding winery of Festival del Sole, we are honored to each year host a special evening dedicated to excellence in music, food and wine. This year we offered our wine club members special savings for VIP passes at this July 20 event. Read more about the program here, and enjoy a few select photographs below. (Visit here for the full album.)
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23 2013on July
at 2:18 pm
Our winemaker Nicole Marchesi and the cellar crew are working hard this very moment, bottling the 2012 Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay. To give you something to look forward to, here are Nicole’s tasting impressions: The 2012 vintage offers lively aromas of lemon and lime citrus zest, honeydew melon, wet stone and honeysuckle blossom. Bright upon entry with a silky texture through the mid-palate, this wine is focused and long with citrus and mineral flavors supported by integrated notes of oak. The finish is clean and refreshing.
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You may have heard us talk of the cool, foggy mornings our Napa Valley Chardonnay vineyards enjoy—and how this benefits the flavor development. This gorgeous video capturing Bay Area fog has been making the rounds, and perhaps you’ve seen it. If you haven’t, the video is a beautiful illustration of the climate we so prize—well worth a few moments of your time.
We like to think that nothing quite says summertime like Far Niente Chardonnay. And that’s why each August, while our sister winery Nickel & Nickel throws a release party for their newest vintage of Single-Vineyard Cabernet, we invite people to relax with us here at Far Niente. Chef Trevor and his team make full use of the outdoor pizza oven and several wine stations host pours of different vintages of Far Niente Chardonnay—plus a few treats from the cellar. (We’re not against serving a little of our Napa Cabernet on this day!)
You are cordially invited to a spectacular evening celebrating the art of life during Napa Valley Festival del Sole 2013. Join us Saturday, July 20, for a star-studded performance of The 24 Hour Plays, followed by dinner at Far Niente with a dynamic concert by Frederica von Stade. Through our partnership with Festival del Sole, we are delighted to offer our wine club members VIP evening passes for $500 each ($150 off the full-ticket price).
The evening begins at Yountville's Lincoln Theater for a performance of at The 24 Hour Plays. Watch what happens when actors, writers, directors and producers are given just 24 hours to create and rehearse short original plays and perform them in front of a live theater audience. This year’s award-winning cast includes Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard, four-time Emmy winner Allison Janney, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Calista Flockhart, Christopher Meloni and Chazz Palminteri.
Afterwards, join the cast, festival patrons and fellow wine club members at Far Niente for a lavish dinner and private concert. Overlooking the pond and vineyards, dine on Executive Chef Trevor Eliason’s cuisine paired with Far Niente estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The evening concludes with an intimate performance by Frederica von Stade, one of the world’s most celebrated vocalists, plus a special surprise from the cast of The 24 Hour Plays.
NAPA VALLEY FESTIVAL DEL SOLE VIP EVENING
SATURDAY, JULY 20
The 24 Hour Plays
Alfre Woodard, Allison Janney, Calista Flockhart,
Christopher Meloni, Chazz Palminteri and Star Jones.
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater
Dinner & Private Concert
Frederica von Stade
To purchase your VIP evening pass at the $500 preferred Far Niente wine club rate (full price is $650), please contact Tessa Edwards, Festival del Sole Patron Services Manager, at email@example.com or by calling 707.944.9910 ext 2. PROMO CODE: FARNIENTE
Important: VIP evening passes must be purchased directly with Tessa Edwards, Festival del Sole patron services manager, to ensure you receive the preferred Far Niente wine club rate.
Wine Club Members may enjoy additional Festival del Sole events at a preferred rate of $850 for a full-day VIP pass or $550 for an evening VIP pass. Highlights include Audra McDonald, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Russian National Orchestra, Concord Jazz All-Stars, Sarah Chang, Dance Gala, and more. Visit www.festivaldelsole.org for the complete schedule.
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